What to do when that scrapbook has you overwhelmed (and other thoughts)

One of the topics I’ve seen a lot of lately is the feeling of being overwhelmed by scrapbooks, photos, and other memory keeping projects. Believe me, I HEAR YOU!  I am in the same boat, because when you get piles on piles on piles… well it’s all a bit much! Over the next few months you’ll be seeing some quick/easy scrapbook pages from me here because: A) I’m doing a lot of those and B) I want to share inspiration with you! I want you to feel encouraged to “just get out and do it” and have fun with it! Whatever that looks like.

It doesn’t all have to be crazy time consuming or intense! So to help share some inspiration I’m going to share a bit of a lesson from my Creative Fitness class with you here today.

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Scrapbook 2018: checking in

I want to have better scrapbooking habits in 2018. Scrapbooking for me is not quite the same as my other crafting because it revolves around stories, memories, and past events. Where I can sit down and walk away with a complete card in 10 minutes easily – the same really isn’t true with scrapbooking. Today I want to share with you what I am trying, as well as what is working so far.  Continue reading “Scrapbook 2018: checking in”

Scrapbooking: Banners & Die Cuts

My friends at Scrapbook.com asked me if they could send me some of their exclusive dies to play with – and today I’m using them to test out an idea for a scrapbook page! Note that affiliate links are used in this post.

I have been getting TONS of scrapbook layout requests as well as questions which makes me so happy – I love sharing scrapbooking ideas and tips! For a project like this my big tip is to use the edges of your photos as the line you attach or ground everything to. Continue reading “Scrapbooking: Banners & Die Cuts”

gold leaf scrapbook title featuring the ScanNCut

When I scrapbook, the process goes photo + story sorted out then I figure out what room is left for embellishing (paper layers, metal bits, buttons, title, etc). Today I am going to share a layout that is the total opposite! Using my ScanNCut (disclaimer, as always that I am a paid consultant for Brother, but all ideas and opinions are my own) I created custom letters which I cut out from paper covered with double sided adhesive… and wow.

I made a YouTube video to better explain how I made my title. This was a lot of fun to do. Note I used double sided adhesive sheets which had covering still on the side not adhered to cardstock so that I could cut them without any “sticky” situations. Continue reading “gold leaf scrapbook title featuring the ScanNCut”